It’s Work-in-Progress Wednesday! Writing is always a work-in-progress. As an aspiring author, I spend most of my free time writing, editing, or taking classes. This week, I made progress. Some weeks I don’t. Writers can’t make it without readers so I’ve started sharing a few lines from my work each week. I’m currently finishing edits on one manuscript and beginning my next. While I can’t share the titles, I can share a few lines. From my new work-in-progress: “Five years ago, she chose the blank slate that was her life. Ryley leaned against the old, rickety chalkboard and closed her eyes. What she didn’t knowRead More →

Welcome to Work-in-Progress Wednesday. For the month of July, I took a bit of a writing sabbatical, but I’m back at it full swing. Learning, writing, sharing, reading, and all over again. I’m currently putting the finishing touches on my short story Zebra Print Slippers, which I will be sending through my newsletter by the end of August. About: Three years ago, Leilani’s life changed in an instant. She’s learned how to live with her blindness, but when her best friend returns to their small town in Pennsylvania, she doesn’t know how to tell him. After ten years in the military, Zander is home forRead More →

It’s Work-in-Progress Wednesday. This week, I’m sharing an excerpt from a short story I’m writing. Three years ago, Leilani’s life changed in an instant. She’s learned how to live with her blindness, but when her best friend returns to their small town in Pennsylvania, she doesn’t know how to tell him. After ten years in the military, Zander is home for good, but what will he do when he discovers the truth? I’m writing this specifically for you. Subscribe to my newsletter if you’d like to receive it on August 1st. Your Turn: In the comments below, share an excerpt from your own work-in-progress.  Read More →

Hey ya’ll. This week I am going to share a short excerpt from my current work-in-progress (often referred to as WIP.) “He plucked the strings and the beautiful melody filled the apartment. It swept him away to green fields with blue skies above him and Ryley standing by him in a stunning, white dress. A world of color restored.” Writers, if you’d like share an excerpt from your current WIP. Readers, if you’d like share a line that resonated with you from a favorite book. Be sure to tell us the name of the author and book.  Read More →